I'm looking forward to their unit rankings. Gotta figure that OSU is #1 in the offensive backfield, OL, and DBs, and top 5 in DL and LBs. They may even be top 10 in WR/TEs. This team may be the most loaded I've ever seen. There are playmakers everywhere.
Zeke is also on the National Cover for Athlon, who is only featuring their preseason top 4 on the national editions.
I have always enjoyed the Athlon previews the most. They have been the best for quite a while. The options to get a cover with virtually any team on it, and especially the options for custom sets (1 regional CFB, 1 national CFB, and 1 NFL) is one of my favorite features offered by Athlon, epsceially as a Buckeye in SEC territory. My friends and I used the Athlon National Preview every year to name the players on NCAA Football for PS2 every year in college.
So does Athlon.
Just read above -
I hope it produces discussion, but certainly this list isn't "the 11 most important players since 2012" but "signees" and by that I mean the impact their recruitment had.
The significance of landing an elite in-state talent from a catholic school out of Cincinnati cannot be understated, IMO. I agree that breaking into Cass Tech and SEC territory were very important. Just wanted to remind everyone how significant ti was to land Hilliard, who completely changed the face and the momentum of the 2015 class.
I'll also never forget them landing Dixon and Bell. That was the day in which everything changed for OSU recruiting momentum IMO. Great write up as usual Birm!
Don't forget the perfect storm of Tennessee rising, and the rest of the SEC East falling. At this point, UGA is the only other team who is anywhere close to a top 25 team.
They will never play by the same rules until admission standards are the same for schools. That will never happen, so who cares about the other rules honestly.
Nice pick up. It was hard to see Spencer swing in and drill them. Seriously, Spencer comes out of nowhere fro m this view, and takes out two guys. It actually makes it look like Billy Price tossed a guy aside with one hand. I was just trying to take a shot at a DePriest for blowing his chance to win the CFP. lol. Now, I'm the jackass.
There is NOTHING like 11W anywhere, for any team!
Losing Trey DePriest sucked.
Usually I agree with the thought that losing any in-state recruit sucks. But if he wasn't at Bama, he wouldn't have tripped over his teammate (he's #33, the ILB who reads the play, then totally whiffs) and sprung Zeke for the sealing TD Through the Heart of the south. So, I'm good with him leaving to play there.
Plus, I wouldn't have traded anyone in OSU's LB corps for him last year.
Honestly, this one still hurts.
Guys like Woodson, Desmond Howard (that's right, 2 of UM's 3 Heisman winners were from Ohio), Elvis Grbac, Pierre Woods, Prescott Burgess, and Shawn Crable, Ohioans who went to AA, are the only ones that ever bother me. Sure, Latwaan Anderson, Jordan Hicks, and Trey DePriest hurt, but guys who completely leave the conference don't bother me as much. When native Buckeyes go to TTUN, and stand between the Bucks and B1G and National titles, those hurt the worst.
MMan getting destroyed by Ramzy was great. Reading MMan's post was like watching a drunk guy hit on a woman at a club. For a little while it's entertaining, but you still know that it's going to end really badly, generally with him getting smacked. Hubris comes before the fall, and MMan was certainly full of it. Thank you to Ramzy for taking out the trash!
I truly believe that part of the way that the administration convinced Fickell to hold the bag during the 2011 was, at the very least, a handshake agreement that Fickell would remain on staff and essentially be the head coach in waiting. I think that given his recruiting prowess, and the opportunity to build his own staff, Fickell would be a really good head coach.
Congrats. Very jealous here, as we've always wanted to go to Hawaii and settled for Vegas on our honeymoon. Just enjoy each other, and not worrying about any other responsibilities. Put the rest of life on hold, and forget that you ever have to leave. Best wishes on your life together!
IT? That's fine as long as clowns don't creep her out.
I see your Sugar Bowl TD and raise you a National Championship TD
He was a stronger man at 14 than I have ever been. Rest in peace Brock, in a place where you have hope, joy, and laughter forever.
I'd go with Chicago. They haven't won a B1G game since 1936. C'mon Maroons, you're due!
One can have too many Zimas with Jolly Ranchers.
How did Ferentz not win favorite assistant coach? This is so rigged!
Specifically we are looking for beaches to go to, hiking spots, and restaurants.
Nothing wrong with hanging out in the sand and grabbing a bite...but hiking? I'm with you on that one.Then again, there is room service, so no need to leave for that either.
May not be a popular take, but Boykin (ultra-productive, sentimental favorite) and Henry are really good values IMO. The only thing that worries me about OSU being a runaway favorite, and Zeke being the Heisman front-runner, is that very few times lately, do the preseason favorites win it all. But, then I realize how awesome the other 84 scholarship players are, and I'm good.
Without an immediate mea cupla...
Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm a pretty big fan of both Ernies.